Monday, February 7, 2011

It's a........

After months of watching princess/Barbie movies, playing dolls, and dressing up, Jimmy will finally have a little more testosterone around here. We had our ultrasound today, and we're so excited to announce that we are having a baby boy!!! More importantly, he is looking very healthy and growing normally. Corrina is not too sure yet about having a baby boy around, but I know she's going to be a fantastic big sister (although maybe just a little bossy...but as the oldest, isn't she supposed to be? haha)

We would like to thank all those who have been praying for us over these long months. Our cups over-floweth.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Girlie Girl

Jimmy and I have a girlie girl. Not sure where this came from since I am not really a girlie person, but alas, I am surround by a lot of pink, frills, princesses, Barbies, and lots of other cutesy girl things. Before Corrina was born, Jimmy and I adamantly stated that we would not get into the princess scene; we would not call her princess nor would we buy any princess stuff. Ha! Goes to show, you should never say never. Case in point...last Saturday, I took my little "Ariel" to the Disney on Ice Princess show. What!!???

She has watched almost every princess movie; she wears princess shirts, and she plays with princess dolls. She is all about the Disney princesses, especially Ariel. She names all her Barbies and dolls Ariel. Yes, I am definitely eating my words, but they actually don't taste too bad. It's fun to hear her play so imaginatively, and the look on her face as we watched the princesses skate across the ice made my heart melt. I can't even taste those words anymore. All I see is her excited, wide eyes and beautiful smile and how cute she looked in her in her little Ariel costume. (Thanks, KP and AP, for letting Corrina borrow it!) Here are some pics from the show.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Hello Kitty!

A couple of weeks ago we took Corrina to the mall to see Hello Kitty. She was soooo excited, as you can see by the look on her face when she first spotted Hello Kitty. Then she said, "Momma, is Hello Kitty real? Is that Hello Kitty really real, not pretend?" It was just too precious. Oh the heart of a child, so innocent and sweet. I just love my sweet girl! Later, we found her reading to Hello Kitty before bed. Too cute!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Six Flags

We were invited to go to Six Flags this past Thursday by our good friends the Pickers, who kindly gave us their guest passes. We had so much fun! KP was such a great friend to Corrina. She showed her how to be brave on all the rides. Corrina enjoyed the rides immensely, as you can see by her face in these pics. She couldn't stop smiling. Her favorite ride was the airplane. We were surprised that she wasn't scared; i think we have a thrill-seeker on our hands. Oh dear...

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Papa's Surprise Graduation Party

This evening we went to a surprise graduation party for Papa. for the last year and a half, he has been taking accounting classes online through Phoenix, and now he has finished. We are so proud of you, Papa! You worked very hard. And way to go, Mimi, for pulling off the surprise!

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Everyone Poops

"Everyone Poops" a classic in our house. Wish I had pics to post but I still haven't figured it out how to download them from our camera. Maybe it's time to finally ask J to help. Anyway, I just wanted to share with everyone how exciting our household has been in the last few days. We just decided one night to let Corrina sleep in just her big girl panties and no diaper. Big deal because she usually waits until nap and nighttime when she's wearing a diaper to poo. But we thought we'd give it a go. Well, she did it!!! She stayed dry all night for 3 nights in a row. And she has pooed in the potty 3 days in a row now. Can it be? Are we done with diapers?

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Back in the Saddle (kinda)

Ok, I'm back, ready to blog about my amazing family again. J has started his new position as Maryland Heights Church of Christ minister, and he is doing an incredible job. God has blessed him with many gifts that he is able to use in service to the Kingdom, and we are indebted to the MH church family for their compassionate hearts and willingness to allow J to grow as a minister with them. They are so supportive and encouraging as he is learning his new role. Thank you, our MH family.

We now also have use of a computer at home, so I am able to write more often. Now all I need to do is figure out how to download pictures from my camera to the new computer. Hmmm....I haven't figured out how, but I have figured out that pressing the same button a million times doesn't really work. So, no pics with this post...sorry.

You're not going to believe how much Corrina has grown though. She's a little girl now, not a baby. She is sleeping in a big girl bed and doing pretty well with staying in it. Although every now and again I feel a little tug on my sheet and a little whisper saying, "Mommy, it's time to wake up now?" We have also found her lying on the floor in her bedroom door, peeking out around the corner at us watching TV when she's supposed to be in bed. Hard to be mad though when she looks so cute lying on her tummy, her hands framing her face, and smiling up at you.

She's also now into princesses!?? How did this happen?!!! How do I, tomboy extraordinaire, end up with a girly girl? It is pretty cute though when she asks us to call her Ariel and when she pretends she has lost her glass slipper. J is now Sebastian and the Prince, and I am Flounder. (Guess that's better than Ursula the evil sea witch)

My favorite moments are her prayers. She won't let anyone else pray at mealtime or bedtime; she has to say it. It's so adorable. She thanks God for different things that made her day, but she always ends it with, "Thank you for your love. In Jesus Name, Amen." So precious. What sweet words from her innocent child mouth. I love it.

I hope to have figured out the pictures for my next post so y'all can see how much Corrina has grown. She's sooooo tall!